The sight of those flaming lavender flowers on the Jacaranda trees in May will freeze one in midstep, but the bloom is so fleeting that I forget all about them till the trees are ablaze again.
I’m sure the tree owners don’t forget. Signs immediately go up on their doors: Remove Shoes Before Entering. The stains they leave on rugs are indelible. I know this because the tan carpet in my first car had dark blotches. All subsequent cars have black interiors.
Not for jacaranda reasons, I called the second book in the Abishag mystery series Indelible Beats. It takes place at Christmas time. The cover includes a picture of a Jacaranda tree, because I see more of those at Christmas time than I do of traditional Christmas trees.
Do you have a tree that has left indelible memories in you? Please share in the comments.
Other news this week …
SINKING SHIP and FOOD NEWS
May Good Deal tip: The first Abishag mystery is available at Amazon for 99cents.
May Health tip: Try diced celery in your morning oatmeal. It’s a lovely way to add veggies in your diet and it has a satisfying crunch.
May Recycling tip: Thawing berries? Save the water you thawed the berries in and drink it later. Sixteen ounces of pure goodness and you’ve reduced your carbon footprint.
May Minimalism tip: Use dried beans rather than canned. Your soaking bean water can be re-used in soups. You can prep exactly the amount of beans you need. Less money and waste. More healthy for you.
Happy reading, saving, and eating!
Jacarandas are it for me. I made sure to take photos before I moved away from California. Like your tips–I like to cook beans the old-fashioned way, but, unfortunately, I’m not fond of celery. 🙂
Thanks for your comment, Debra! I’m not fond of cooked celery, but find it a good platform for hummus and nut butters.